On Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Donald Trump’s relationships with autocratic leaders like Russian president Vladimir Putin, Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un were the focus of Oliver’s derision. Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to step foot in North Korea on Sunday when he and Kim crossed through the demilitarized zone, after which Trump had this to say.
“It’s just an honor to be with you. It was an honor that you asked me to step over that line and I was proud to step over the line,” Trump said. “I thought you might do that. I wasn’t sure, but I was ready to do it, and I want to thank you. It’s been great.”
Given the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Trump, with the latest rape accusation coming less than two weeks ago, and Trump’s own admission of not respecting women’s boundaries, Oliver sarcastically took Trump waiting to be asked into North Korea as a step in the right direction.
“Oh, that’s actually nice,” Oliver said. “So Trump wanted to step over the line, was ready to do it, but waited until he received affirmative consent. What a refreshing change of pace for him.”
Then Oliver had an idea, saying, “Maybe Trump’s mantra going forward should be, ‘Treat women with the same respect you show murderous autocrats.’ He’s growing. Good for him.”
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